WASHINGTON, June 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SATURDAY, JUNE 22: SUGAR RUSH
Profile America — Saturday, June 22nd. Among the assorted observances in June is one that will be welcomed by most of the U.S. population — especially youngsters. It's National Candy Month. From fancy bon-bons to licorice and candy bars, it's time to enjoy a treat. In the world of candy, chocolate is the clear winner. There are nearly 1,200 firms in the U.S. making chocolate products worth $13.5 billion a year. Another 409 locations make nonchocolate confections with an annual value of nearly $6 billion. And, there are more than 3,300 candy stores across the nation selling all forms of confections. Americans consume an average of almost 25 pounds of candy annually. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau, online at www.census.gov.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau, Facts for Features, CB13-FF.06
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button).
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau